Employment Opportunities


Position available:
African American History Subject Specialist and Reference Librarian

The Library Company of Philadelphia, an independent research library whose collections document all aspects of pre-20th century American history and culture, seeks a reference librarian/subject specialist in African American history. Duties include reference assistance to our Reading Room patrons and inquiring public, shared curatorial responsibilities for the Library Company’s African Americana, coordination of activities for the Program in African American History (PAAH), including assisting the PAAH Director with administering all aspects of the Mellon Scholars Program; and other duties as assigned. Requirements include advanced degrees or strong background in library science and African American history; familiarity with automated library cataloging systems; excellent computer and communications skills; and a demonstrated ability to work with the public. Salary is in the 40s. Comprehensive benefit package. EOE. Visit www.librarycompany.org.


For information about the Library Company’s Program in African American History, visit http://www.librarycompany.org/paah


Applicants should send a single pdf document comprising a cover letter, résumé, and the names and contact information of three references to: employment@librarycompany.org Applications accepted until the position is filled.